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Title Director of Nursing
Categories Nurse Director
Location Scottsdale, AZ
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Hospice Nurse Director of Clinical Services

*** MUST HAVE HOSPICE NURSE EXPERIENCE TO QUALIFY ***

We are seeking an experienced Hospice Nurse Director of Clinical Services for our Hospice Facility in Scottsdale, AZ area.

REPORTS TO: Executive Director

SUPERVISES: Physicians, Assistant Director of Clinical Services, CNA Supervisor, Volunteer Coordinator, Director of On-Call, Director of Spiritual Care and Director of Social Work

JOB SUMMARY:

The Director of Clinical Services is responsible for the overall direction of Hospice Clinical Services. The Director of Clinical Services establishes, implements, and evaluates goals and objectives for hospice services that meets and promotes the standards of quality and contributes to the total organization and philosophy.

MAJOR JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Promote and practice the Facilities philosophy and mission of: To provide the absolute most compassionate, comprehensive and qualified care to people with life limiting illness in order to serve them through their individual journey with dignity, respect and integrity
  • Coordinates and supervises all direct and indirect patient services provided by clinical organization personnel
  • Provides guidance and counseling to Assistant Directors of Clinical Services, Clinicians and Coordinators to assist them in continually improving all aspects of hospice care services, provided through organization personnel
  • Provides help in assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient and family/caregiver care to all clinical personnel as indicated
  • Assists the Executive Director in the preparation and administration of organization’s budget
  • Interprets operational indicators to detect census changes and increases or decreases in volume that could impact staffing levels, revenues or expenses
  • Works with the Assistant Directors of Clinical Services to develop skills and techniques in evaluating the performance of clinicians
  • Evaluates performance of Clinical Supervisors
  • Hires, evaluates, and terminates organization personnel
  • Conducts routine performance appraisals of direct report Clinicians
  • Oversees the maintenance of patient clinical records, statistics, reports and records of purposes of evaluation and reporting of organization activities
  • Assures the proper maintenance of clinical records in compliance with local, state and federal laws
  • Responsible for the maintenance of adequate and appropriated inventory supplies and equipment for the provision of patient care
  • Develops implements and evaluates the orientation program for new organization Responsible for the orientation of new organization personnel, directly or delegated
  • Plans and implements in service and continuing education programs to meet education and training needs of organization personnel
  • Assists with the evaluation of organization performance via performance improvement program, productivity, quarterly and annual Assures for the quality and safe delivery of hospice services provided through the organization
  • Promotes customer service and the building of relationships with the referral sources that we serve
  • Makes customer service visits to foster better relationships with facilities leadership and to support the nurses in the field
  • Assists in the development of organization Develops, recommends, and administers organization polices and procedure
  • Assures compliance with all local, state and federal laws regarding licensure and certification of organization personnel and maintains compliance to the Local Medicare Review Policy’s (LMRP’s) and Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) standards
  • Stays informed about changes in the field of nursing and hospice care; shares information with appropriate organization
  • Promotes hospice referrals in the healthcare community
  • In the absence of the Executive Director, the Director of Clinical Services will become the acting Administrator and will be vested with the authority to act on behalf of the Administrator
  • Assume other duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Be a Registered Nurse in the State with current licensure to practice professional nursing in the State
  • Possess an Associates/ Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from an accredited
  • Three (3) years of management experience in a hospice or related healthcare organization

SKILLS/ABILITIES/ KNOWLEDGE:

  • Demonstrated ability to supervise and direct professional and administrative personnel
  • Ability to market and deal tactfully with customers and the community
  • Has excellent observation, verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of business management, government regulations and ACHC standards
  • Must be a license driver with an automobile that is in good working order and demonstrate ongoing insurance in accordance with state and or Organization requirements

Qualified Hospice Nurse Directors please forward a copy of your  resume to Eric Clay at ericc@aurastaff.com or call Eric at  773-494-9365 for more information.

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